Severe weather updatePublished Sunday, 09 February 2020
Our teams are out in the borough today (09/02/2020) dealing with the severe weather. We will be using this page to post updates.
**Update 21.00hrs 09/20/2020**
Six flood warnings for Wyre have now been removed by the Environment Agency. Operations have been scaled back but an on site presence at St Michael's will be maintained.
You can keep up to date with ongoing and future flood warnings at http://bit.ly/2SyXxhp
**Update 19:55 hrs 09/02/2020**
Our staff have been out all day today across the borough and are out tonight at St Michael’s.
Our officers have been pumping water at Stanah, Thornton, Preesall, Churchtown and St Michaels and we are continuing to work with the emergency services and partner agencies to keep everyone safe.
The Environment Agency still has flood alerts in place for Wyre - http://bit.ly/2SyXxhp
If you live in affected areas, prepare, remain vigilant and do not drive or enter flood water.
No further heavy rainfall anticipated for the foreseeable future and water levels are dropping across the area.
Flooding has caused some road closures which are being dealt with by the police and Lancashire County Council.
**Update 18.15hrs 09/02/2020**
Our teams have been out across the borough all day and our Flood Action Groups are working to ensure local communities are safe.
We have been to Preesall where we have installed barriers and used our pumps to good effect this morning, and there are pumps in action in Churchtown and St Michaels.
The Environment Agency is out checking the river banks and we continue to work with our partners as flood warnings remain in place.
Current flood warnings can be seen at http://bit.ly/2SyXxhp
Please see previous update below for information about reporting flooding.
**Update 11.00hrs 09/09/2020**
Please report any incidents of flooding to the internal areas of your property to Wyre Council by calling 01253 891000 during normal working hours, or by calling our duty officer on 01253 895116 outside of working hours. If the duty officer is unable to take your call please leave a short message with your name, address, contact number, and reason for your call.
Under these circumstances we will not be able to respond to individual social media comments or messages and would urge you telephone us instead.
As always if you feel there is a threat to life call the emergency services on 999.
Please share the information on our website with friends, family and neighbours who may not be able to access this online.
Floods need to be reported as follows:
Please report any incidents of flooding to the internal areas of your property to Wyre Council by calling 01253 891000.
Call the Environment Agency Floodline on 0345 988 1188 to report a flood flooding from a reservoir, river, coastal water or watercourse.
Call Lancashire County Council on 0300 123 6780 if flooding is from highway drainage, surface water or groundwater.
Call United Utilities on 0345 6723 723 if flooding is from sewers or burst water mains.
You can find out how to recieve flood warnings, how to protect your hom, what to do during a flood and much more in the flooding section on our website